About Meg Reynolds

Join me in learning and practicing Vedic Meditation.

Harness an energetic spark, reach for higher heights, and reap the benefits of a frictionless life in this modern world. Are you ready to ignite your happiness?

For over 30 years, I have been practicing Vedic Meditation daily.

And now, I’m ready to share that knowledge with you.

I have over 2000 hours of training with masters of Vedic Meditation in India, have completed the prerequisite courses on Vedic Meditation, and have taken training in advanced techniques.

Before I Meditated

Before learning the power of Vedic Meditation, my life was a series of high peaks and low valleys. I was able to design many incredible opportunities for myself in creative professions but often could not capitalize upon them due to unsustainable patterns of behaviors that were rooted in overloads of stress, unreliable emotional responses, and alcoholism. I bounced from career to career, before pursuing the life of a travel-bum / writer.

While I experienced an influx of creative energy during this period, I lacked the clarity and direction needed to properly channel it. I was presented with countless incredible opportunities that I failed, due to these recurrent cycles in my life, which only left me perplexed and disheartened.

After I Learned to Meditate

In 1996, all that changed: I learned Vedic Meditation and incorporated the practice into my daily life. I watched in awe as the negative cycles that had previously dominated my life were broken. I finally found clarity and direction.

I was able to earn two degrees, successfully run a bi-coastal business for 22 years—and I also have nearly 30 years of sobriety under my belt. I am married to a fellow meditator and we have two children and two adorable dogs.

I taught mindfulness to elite athletes, and I have directed over 200 people to learn meditation from qualified VM teachers.

The path that led me to becoming a qualified Vedic Meditation Teacher was long and winding, but I couldn’t be more honored and thankful to be here.

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Education & Accolades

Bachelor of Human Development and Family Sciences
Oregon State University, Summa Cum Laude
Honors: Phi Kappa Phi Member

Master of Education
University of Virginia
Focus: Education/Social and Emotional Learning

Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology
The Flourishing Center

Vedic Meditation Initiator Training
I studied Vedic Knowledge and Meditation under Thom Knoles*, the pre-eminent authority of Vedic knowledge. I was inducted into the Shankaracharya tradition in a 12-week immersion program by Thom, with Shri Shri 1008 Mahamandaleshwar Swami Kailashanand Giri, the Supreme Authority of Vedic knowledge in India.

*Disclaimer: Meg teaches Vedic Meditation and was trained to teach this form of meditation by Thom Knoles. Thom was trained as a teacher of Transcendental Meditation (“TM”) by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (“Maharishi”), and taught it for over 25 years with organizations affiliated with Maharishi. Since 1997, Thom has continued to teach meditation as he learned it from Maharishi, and has done so independently and separately from the TM organizations. Meg is an independent meditation teacher. She is not affiliated in any way with the Maharishi Foundation USA, or with any trademark, program or organization that is affiliated with, or a licensee of, the Maharishi Foundation USA.

The form of meditation that Thom Knoles taught for over 25 years with the TM organizations has been the subject of hundreds of scientific studies showing a wide range of benefits from regular practice. These studies, which refer to this form of meditation using the name “Transcendental Meditation” or “TM”, support the benefits obtainable from regular practice of Vedic Meditation, which are referenced below:

Increased resistance to stress; Increased levels of energy; Relief from depression and anxiety; Relief from insomnia; Improved relationships with other people; Improved, memory, concentration, and learning ability; Reduced risk of heart disease and tumors; Relief from migraines, headaches, and asthma; Normalisation of blood pressure; Reduced cholesterol levels; Normalisation of weight; Reversal of aging; Increased self-esteem; Faster reaction times; Improved sports performance; Reduced use of alcohol, cigarettes, and drugs.

Vedic Meditation is not a substitute for professional medical diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider regarding any medical condition.

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